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Luxurious Home in Lake Geneva. Dog Friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

If you're planning to rent a vacation home in a Southern Wisconsin lake community, then Lake Geneva is the place for you. The second deepest lake in the state, Lake Geneva is nine miles in length and three miles at its widest point. Lake Geneva is well-known for its crystal clear water and gorgeous beaches so don't hesitate to plan a Wisconsin trip during the year's hotter months!

Our house is located in the on the south shore of Lake Geneva and is a five minute drive southwest of downtown Lake Geneva and a five minute drive southeast from downtown Fontana. The house was completely rehabed in 2006-08 and can be accessed via keyless entry so no pick up of keys or drop offs are invloved. The home comes completely furnished with Flat Screen TV's, Cable and Wifi. 100's of VHS and DVD movies, Gas/Charcoal Grills, many board games. For the outdoorsy types, there is a new hammock to lay outside, custom fire pit, bag/cornhole games, swimming noodles, life preservers and basically anything you could think of to enjoy your stay inside or outside and have a great time. The home is part of a cozy, quiet community filled with mature trees, so it's not uncommon to see one of the many local wildlife of deers, owls, falcons, turkeys, and other wild song birds in our yard.

A two-story cedar-shingled exterior Art & Craft home and a five year old completely remodeled interior features a new kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counters, a stone boulder fireplace, stone baths, a sun room with slate floor, cherry bead board and timber loft ceilings. There is AC, ceiling fans and wood floors and trim throughout. The home includes antique and vintage furnishings and decorations. You are 1/4 mile walk from lake access at Linn Pier which offers a boat launch and fishing from the dock. This home provides comfortable, lodge style hospitality to families and their pets! Perfect for family gatherings or a peaceful retreat.

“The Pier” is a well known country store and bait shop only four houses away where you can conveniently pick up anything you forgot to pack! Weekend vacationers can call 'The Pier' at (262) 348-9400 to speak with the owner John by Thursday morning to have custom meat and liquor orders available for your pickup on Friday for the weekend.

The downtown of Lake Geneva, Fontana and Williams Bay offer shopping, movie theaters, a variety of restaurants and public beaches and piers. Local activities include fishing, swimming, sailing, parasailing (rental boats, canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are available at local piers), boat and dinner cruise lake tours, spas, an indoor water park at Grand Geneva Resort, skiing at Geneva National, Alpine, and Wilmot, golfing at Geneva National, Abbey Springs and 10 other courses within a 15 minute drive, antique shops and malls, free wine tasting at Pop More Corks, horse shows and riding, a corn maze, farms offering fresh produce and picking in season, a full gaming casino 45 minutes away, and many area shows, fairs and other special events scheduled year-round.

Relaxing in peaceful surroundings or enjoying all that the area has to offer, you will find our house in Lake Geneva to be the perfect place for you and your family and friends to make long lasting memories.

Keywords: Newly Remodeled Art and Craft Style Home, with Gourmet Kitchen, Cherry Woodwork and Custom Landscaping

More Details

Brent Meder
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Brent Meder

My family and I grew up vacationing in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin, but over time as resorts closed we found it incredibly difficult to find a place where the family could get together and bring our pets. Ever since we visited Lake Geneva 20 years ago, we've been going back to vacation as often as we can. As our family grew, we also found Lake Geneva to be the perfect place to take the kids. They couldn't get enough of the lake and all the fun area activities. They were amazed the first time we took them horse back riding and skiing on the lake - they said, 'Cool, it's like having our very own gigantic playground!' There was no question we had to invest in our own 'Near the Lake Home', and we’re confident you’ll enjoy the area as much as we have.

Brent Meder purchased this house in 2006

What makes this house unique

It's the perfect destination and distance to travel from Chicago. After leaving after rush hour and pulling in the driveway 1 1/2 hours later we are always able to make the Friday night fish Fry with plenty of time to spare. The house, located on the wooded south shore, is ideal for relaxing and watching nature or if the need arises for some day or night fun - you are only five minutes from downtown Lake Geneva or Fontana. It offers the best of both worlds; peace and quiet at home and with many activities and nightlife nearby.


Lake Geneva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom with Tub on First Floor Walk in Shower found on Second Floor Bedrooms on Second Floor also have built in Sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) Located on the second floor., Queen size Beds (2) One located on the first floor and one located on the second floor., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The property features futon in the second floor loft area as additional sleeping features.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Campfire Pit available for use. Firewood also available for a small donation. No garbage allowed in the firepit. Keyless Entry - No keys needed to pickup or Drop off. Each second floor bedroom also has individual sinks to wash up or brush your teeth.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Home in Lake Geneva. Dog Friendly!
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 44 reviews

New Years stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house with several other couples, and we had a fantastic time! We will definitely be renting this house again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family was in town for a race and we decided to make a weekend out of the trip! The house fit all 10 of us perfectly! The house was gorgeous and very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house!!!! It was perfect for our family gathering after Christmas.............the kitchen has EVERYTHING you will need......even a Keurig so bring your K-Cups!!!!! The dining table was big enough for all of us to sit around and eat a meal and play games...........the beds were all very comfortable, showers were great...........location is a great combination of being far enough away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to get to for a great shopping experience or dining out. Brent is VERY accommodating and easy to work was a WONDERFUL experience.........

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for the 50th birthday celebrations of very close friends! The location is secluded enough for privacy purposes yet just a short walk down to the lake. Coming from CA where there is very little water I enjoyed the lush greenery of this area. There was a beautifully stocked kitchen, the bedrooms were clean and comfy, the backyard was perfect for lawn games and we were even able to watch the Hawks win game 5 on a huge screened TV. I was impressed by the cleanliness and all of the space! I will definitely be back next year! Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home near the lake

  • 5 of 5

We've been staying with Brent for the last two years now and always have a great time at this house! It's nice to be near town but also be far enough out where you get to relax and enjoy the quiet outdoors too. Home has a wonderful yard with fire pit, large drive for plenty of cars and enough utensils/pots/pans for any cooking or grilling. Looking forward to coming back again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Plan to stay again. Absolutely beautiful and comfortable home with easy access to Lake Geneva downtown area and surrounding areas of interest.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lake Geneva House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Busy Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Each guest over 6 $25/nt $50

Dates booked over a Holiday weekday or weekend require a three day minimum. Also extra guests over 6 are $25/per person/per day. Dogs are also $25/per dog/per day. Please call for Holiday Rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Milwaukee Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Owl
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Abbey Springs
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Grand Geneva
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Linn Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
The Pier Country Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Linn Pier Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
The Owl Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Abbey Springs Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Foot Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Lake Geneva
Nearest Point of Interest
Medusa Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Pop More Corks
Nearest Point of Interest
Fontana - Gordy and Chucks Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
The Abbey Hotel & Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Abbey Springs Yacht Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Timber Ridge Lodge
Car: recommended


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